Dec. 16, 2016
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Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Angus Leaders: Apply for Young Cattlemen’s Conference
Jan. 9, 2017, is the deadline to submit applications to be selected as the Angus Foundation-sponsored representative to the YCC.
2017 will be the 16th year that the Angus Foundation will sponsor a young Angus leader to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). The application deadline is Jan. 9, 2017, and the application can be found on the Angus Foundation website.
The YCC offers young leaders a unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the beef industry firsthand. Attendees participate in a nationwide tour of the beef production chain from the ranch to the packing plant, through marketing and regulatory affairs, and ending at consumer foodservice.
“The Angus Foundation is proud to sponsor one young leader to represent the Angus breed at this prestigious event,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “We encourage progressive young Angus breeders to apply and take advantage of this opportunity available to our American Angus Association members.”
The Angus Foundation’s sponsorship covers travel costs and registration fees for one attendee. Applicants must be between 25-50 years old and must also be an NCBA member.
Cody Sankey, beef sire procurement manager for Genex CRI, Economy, Ind., represented the Angus Foundation during the 2016 YCC and says that the highlight for him was interacting with legislators in Washington, D.C.
“It was interesting to see how things work; who’s making the laws,” he adds. “The feedyards and packing facilities were awesome, but getting to go to Washington, D.C., isn’t something you get to do every day.”
For more information on YCC, the Angus Foundation or a list of previous Angus YCC participants, visit www.angusfoundation.org.
About Angus Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
— Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.angus.org.